2 Colerain High School students diagnosed with whooping cough

Two students at Colerain High School have been diagnosed with pertussis, better known as whooping cough, school officials said in a letter sent to parents.Officials said classes will resume as normal; however, if you’re sick, they said do not come to school.Doctors said pertussis is an infection that affects the airways and is easily spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing.The symptoms include coughing, fever and a runny nose. Treatment typically involves antibiotics for five days, during which time the student should stay home.According to Hamilton County health officials, there has been a sharp rise this year in the number of reported cases of whooping cough.Year to date, there have been 41 reported cases. That’s compared to just five reported cases in the same period in 2018.

Two students at Colerain High School have been diagnosed with pertussis, better known as whooping cough, school officials said in a letter sent to parents.

Officials said classes will resume as normal; however, if you’re sick, they said do not come to school.

Doctors said pertussis is an infection that affects the airways and is easily spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing.

The symptoms include coughing, fever and a runny nose. Treatment typically involves antibiotics for five days, during which time the student should stay home.

According to Hamilton County health officials, there has been a sharp rise this year in the number of reported cases of whooping cough.

Year to date, there have been 41 reported cases. That’s compared to just five reported cases in the same period in 2018.

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